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Lubec - Campobello

Following a somewhat circuitous route from St. John, NB we made our way across the Canada – US border and into Maine, headed for Lubec, the most north-easterly town in the continental United States. 1,668 more words


One Issue Wasn't Enough

It’s not exactly a secret that my grandma is pretty liberal, so I actually thought this button was a joke at first — being a single-issue candidate is usually an accusation from an opponent, not something celebrated on a button. 420 more words


Is Culture Still Relevant?

We now live in a world where borders apparently don’t matter. The activities of corporations operating in multiple countries simultaneously, as well as travel being readily accessible, and networking possibilities of the Internet and social media render national borders somewhat less significant.   953 more words

New York: 10 Secrets of the Subway

The New York subway system is full of quirky curiosities, and some of these weird and wonderful surprises are hidden in plain sight. 

It goes without saying that New Yorkers despise anyone who holds them up on the subway, especially tourists.

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Saving Baseball Time?

An Act “to preserve daylight and provide standard time for the United States” was enacted by resolution of both Houses of Congress on March 19, 1918. 323 more words


Freedom From Want

Today in History, March 6: 1942 –

“The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world.” 105 more words

White on White: Hidden Race in Rockwell’s 'Freedom from Want'

On the 6th of March 1943, iconic painter and illustrator of American culture Norman Rockwell, published Freedom from Want or The Thanksgiving Picture in The Saturday Evening Post, one of over 300 covers he produced for the Indianapolis publication during his lifetime. 965 more words